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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Apr 6, 2011 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

The Library of Congress added 25 more recordings to be preserved as part of the National Recording Registry. Included this year were recordings by Steely Dan, John Fahey, Captain Beefheart among others. (see the list here: http://tinyurl.com/3z3k8nn )

Well, that piqued my interest... so I went and found the complete list added so far... still no Grateful Dead, although I find Dylan, Paul Simon, The Band, ABB, Nirvana, Jimi, Joni, Tupac Shakur... even Firesign Theatre! (see that list here: http://tinyurl.com/3pz4sxk )

Sure - many of these are worthy recordings. I think American Beauty deserves a place on the list.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 6, 2011 6:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

Strange list IMO. I can understand the rationale for most of the choices, but it looks to me like a list made by people who love music more as a sociopolitical occasion than for the music itself. I'm glad to see Live at Fillmore East on the list. I'd add Live Dead before American Beauty.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 6, 2011 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

interesting list, a lotta vital moments in recorded history that are definitely worthy of inclusion, as well as recordings that really are nothing more than window dressing, but that's the way of lists i suppose; as for the GD not being included, personally i'd rather see 'After Bathing at Baxter's' a far more seminal work of art than anything the GD put to vinyl, with the possible exception of LiveDead; at least Sinatra is preserved (of course), but one serious glaring omission is any readings by Charles Bukowski, which when i think about it Buk wouldn't want to have anything to do with a gov't list, so maybe it's just as well

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 6, 2011 6:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

Hey Arb! I share your love for After Bathing at Baxter's, but I can't imagine it would ever end up on that sort of list. The mindset that created that list would I think choose Surrealistic Pillow or Volunteers over Baxter's without even thinking twice.

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Apr 6, 2011 6:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

Lou, i 100% agree that Baxter's would never make it over Volunteers or Surrealistic, and i suppose those LPs represent the '60s San Fran sound in the public ear more so than Baxter's, which most people probably just dismiss given as they are to parrotting what they hear on the radio or read about in the popular press; i've long since resigned myself to the fact that we're all on the road the hell; and anyway, in one billion years none of this will quite matter since the heat coming from the sun will evaporate all the water on the planet and we'll really be in a fix and silly lists such as this will not quite matter as much as trying to get the next breath, assuming we as a species even make it to that far point in the future, which when i look around me doesn't seem all that likely

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Poster: wineland Date: Apr 6, 2011 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

Gutheries Alices Restaurant or Zappas Joes Garage would be good candidates.

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Apr 6, 2011 6:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

Just looked at the newest-25 list. Really great to see George Crumb's "Black Angels" on the list, and especially in the CRI recording. I would never have predicted that. If you've never heard it, give it a listen.

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Poster: madmonkmcphee Date: Apr 6, 2011 9:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The 2010 Preservation List... Still no GD!

I'll vouch for the Jazz at the Philharmonic 7/2/44 as well. I own this record and man it smokes! Nat King Cole, Illinois Jacquet, Les Paul and others jamming jazz and blues standards as well as Billie Holiday at a concert recital. The very first of the JATP concerts and the crowd is very into it, check it out!